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Sep 13, 2012 6:00am PDT
an informal interview about food is rare here. north korean authorities usually keep citizens from communicating with foreign media. outside the capital, we found north koreans enjoying leisure activities along the seaside. >> translator: we're having a good holiday with relatives, eating grilled meat like this. >> translator: it's delicious. >> they seem happy, but it's hard to know what life is really like for them. even government-organized gatherings seem to be changing. the regime often uses choreographed events to teach north koreans about itself dogma, but this one focused on entertaining younger people. authorities are trying to soften the image of new leader kim jong-un. nhk world's taghima nogasuta and his crew shot most of that video. shery ahn spoke with him earlier. >> what did you take away from this trip? >> the north korean are not rich, but they don't seem to be starving either. i came across young women wearing fashionable clothing. even people in some of the cities are using mobile phones. i was surprised to see many north koreans riding bicycles, from children t
Sep 14, 2012 7:30am EDT
. they usually keep citizens from communicating with foreign media. outside of the capital, we fond north koreans enjoyingly sure activity as long the seaside. >> translator: we are having a good holiday with relatives. eating grilled meat like this. >> translator: it is delicious. >> they seemed happy. but it hard to know what life is really look for them. even government organized gatherings seem to be changing. the regime often uses choreographed events to teach north koreans about its dogma. this one focused on entertaining younger people. authorities are trying to soften the image of new leader, kim jong un. >> what did you take away from this trip? >> the north koreans i saw a little bit of them i expected. i came across young women wearing fashionable clothing. even people are using phones. i was surprised to see many north koreans riding bicycles from children to seniors. but, in the countryside, roads are not well maintained. we once encountered a car that runs on burning charcoal. areas seem to be behind economically. >> north korea of course has very tight media restrictions. how did t
Aug 31, 2012 7:00pm PDT
on this >>> japanese and north korean diplomats may have inched closer to resolving a longstanding dispute. they met in beijing over the last several days. japanese officials say they hope more senior diplomats will discuss the abductions of japanese nationals in future talks. the government officials were the first from the countries to meet in four years. they agreed to organize higher level talks in beijing as soon as possible. japanese officials want the abductions of their nationals by north korean agents in the 1970s and '80s on the agenda. they want to discuss repatriating the remains of japanese who have died in what is now north korea around the end of world war ii. and they hope security issues including nuclear and missile development will be up for discussion. back in japan, relatives of the abductees have followed it closely. >> translator: i don't notice to what extent the new leadership will accept japan's request to address the issue. i feel a mix of hope and concern. i want the japanese government to state clearly that japan will not establish diplomatic relations with north korea u
Sep 11, 2012 5:00pm EDT
on this issue and for their work in supporting the plight of north korean refugees. despite north korea's efforts to appear, quote, strong and prosperous, end quote, this year, to celebrate the 100th birth tchife country's founder, vast numbers of its people live in dire conditions. sadly, the north korean regime's misguided priorities, pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into its so-called space program, its nuclear program, and its massive military, only underscore its coldhearted callousness and blatant disregard for its own sints. thousands of north korean children do and were threatened with starvation disease. many children that have fled the north are in hiding and live in mortal fear of being sent to north korea where they would face severe punishment and death. as a beacon of hope for the rest of the world, the united states must do all it can to help these vulnerable and destitute children. that's why i'm proud to be a co-sponsor of mr. royce's legislation, h.r. 1464, the north korea refugee adoption act. this bill calls on the secretaries of state and homeland security to
Comedy Central
Sep 18, 2012 7:15pm PDT
share with magic johnson. moving on to someone else with a poisonous missile, here's north korean dictator kim jong-un! when the official north korean news agency announced the opening of the amusement park, everyone in north korea said the same thing-- "what's amusement?" by the way, "fun park" is also the name of the guy who owns the place.
Sep 12, 2012 6:00am PDT
-hour drive. last year the north korean authorities discovered some remains of japanese people who di died in world war ii. an excavation covered the remains of one person. a coinated 1941 was also unearthed. masaki is convinced that there are more japanese remains here. >> translator: i waited for this opportunity for a long time. my wish has finally been fulfilled. we will remember the victims and offer prayers for them. i pray that you all may rest in peace. japanese -- could hardly take anything with them. about 20,000 are believed to still be buried in north korea. some japanese families want to visit the site and repatriate the remains of their relatives. yashushi is 80 now, he and his family returned to japan from north korea when the soviets invaded. caramula was 13 years old. his father was drafted into the imperial army and was never seen again. >> malnutrition killed his sister when she was 1. >> i vividly remember my sister being incredibly hungry, he was starving, for 67 years she's been buried in north korea, during the severe cold, no one comes to visit her, she must have be
Sep 21, 2012 4:30am EDT
to world news, and developing situation in. an official says the warningvy has fired shots toward north korean boats that crossed the area.ed no one was injured. the apple iphone 5 hits stores today. >> with samsung may be ready to with another lawsuit. let's go to bloomberg york cityrs in new for linda bell. the wait is over for the iphone 5. it's already in the hands of fans in sydney and hong kong. apple generates two thirds of its profits from the iphone. sun is looking to crashed the party. samsung makes use apple of patent infringement lawsuit over the new iphone. case may not go to trial until 2014, so don't worry. not likely to affect the availability. timeican airlines, its on- has tumbled to 54%, on a pilot shortage and increasing.issues baltimore washington pace toional is on the busiestitle as the d.c. baltimore area this year. a spokesperson attributes this to record trafficke passengers] record passenger traffic. back to you. >> thank you. robin roberts is recovering this following her bone marrow transplant. the surgery was to treat a rare disorder. some friends came over
Sep 25, 2012 6:00am PDT
-level negotiations. north korean state-run media discussed the abductions on monday last week. the day marked ten years since the north admitted to abducting japanese citizens. the media said the issue has already been resolved and the latest commentary makes no mention of the abductions. >>> research indicates 100,000 people in japan face identity gender disorder, or gid. they have the mind of a woman in the body of a man or vice versa. many children in adolescence with mismatched gender struggle at school where activities are often divided by gender. most schools haven't fully recognized the situation. but the courage of one teenage boy convinced his school to change its attitude. nhk world's mayuki takoi has more. >> reporter: he may look like a typical high school boy, but physically he's female. >> translator: i attend physical training classes as a boy, and i use men's toilets. there's been no trouble so far. >> reporter: at his school on the outskirts of tokyo, everybody treats him as a boy. takamasa has come out about his gender to teachers and friends. born as a girl, takamasa grew up to
Sep 12, 2012 7:00pm PDT
expatriates from the korean peninsula. before the war ended, he lived in what is now north korea. he's visiting a district with a detention center known for its inhumane conditions. i'm in a corn field about a five-hour drive from pyongyang. last year, the north korean authorities discovered some remains of japanese people who died around the end of world war ii. an excavation uncovered the remains of at least one person. a coin dated 1941 was also unearthed. masaki is convinced there are more japanese remains here. >> translator: i waited for this opportunity for a long time. my wish has finally been fulfilled. we will remember the victims and offer prayers for them. i pray that you all may rest in peace. >> reporter: japanese from the korean peninsula around the end of the war could hardly take anything with them. about 20,000 are believed to still be buried in north korea. some japanese families want to visit the site and repatriate the remains of their relatives. yasushi wamura is 80 now. he and his family returned to japan from north korea when the soviets invaded. kawamura was
Sep 18, 2012 9:00am PDT
, it is very different. food is scarce, and malnutrition high. also reunited with his north korean wife and children who he claims want to stay in north korea. there's no way to know if that's true, but his family's presence in pyongyang is likely a reason the former chef is nothing negative. he says kim jong-un organized a part for him but he doesn't quite remember how it ended after having a few drinks. he does remember, though, that the north korean leader invited him back whenever he wants, claiming that kind of invitation from pyongyang is unprecedented. paula hancocks, cnn, seoul. >>> the most famous musician you've never heard of until now. ♪ >> he has taken over italy's music scene with more than 12 number one albums and now bringing his upbeat rhythms to the united states. he'll be with us after the break. >>> welcome back to "newsroom international." i'm michael holms. my next guest is a musician who has taken italy by storm. he has more than a dozen number one albums, more twitter followers than the pope and he's one of italy's very first rappers. have a listen. ♪ ♪ >>
Sep 26, 2012 6:00am PDT
in the southern city of christ church. >>> europe's first north korean restaurant has closed after just eight months. a dispute between it's dutch emowner and it's employees -- the manager of the restaurant closed it earlier this month. he said he called police when staff tried to steal restaurant property last month. employees responded by trying to sue him over wages. the manager said he opened the restaurant to promote cultural experience but now he says that his workers were just using him to get visas, he says it's the last time he'll do business with north korea. >>> volunteer firemen from the evacuated district can't wait to return and get back on the job. but the evacuation order is still under veskt. however when the firefighters do return, they will be prepared. here's the story. >> reporter: as dawn breaks over the city, firefighters from nearby odaka practice one final time. they are about to take part in a skims competition in fukushima. he operates the water pump and he also directs the other members seeing to it that they could have -- >> reporter: onadao goes the extra mile no
Sep 17, 2012 4:00pm PDT
the north korean missile threat, but beijing may not see it like that. china has sent six surveillance ships to the disputed islands. for now, neither beijing are tokyo appears willing to back down. the worry is a miscalculation by either country could further raised tensions. >> one more note regarding china. president obama filed a complaint against beijing and the world trade organization over what the u.s. says are illegal subsidies. he made that announcement at a campaign speech in ohio after mitt romney accused him of being too soft and china's economic policy. china hit back by launching its own back, challenging u.s. duties on billions of dollars of chinese goods. still to come on tonight's program, the right royal battle in court. lawyers for the duke and duchess of cambridge want the french authorities to stop their magazine publishing intimate photos of kate. spain's two biggest cities have had disruptions of transport services. subway workers went on strike in madrid and barcelona. hundreds of city services were canceled. welcome thisnoisy morning in madrid. the police faced up t
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Sep 21, 2012 2:00am PDT
toward north korean fishing boats south korean officials say the boats crossed over the boundary of the yellow sea. joint chief of staff report the fishing boats weren't struck. next to bangladesh that's where a massive fire is destroying more than 500 homes. firefighters battled the blaze for more than 2 hours. shocking video this is out of iran. a soccer player unknowingly picks up a live grenade and tosses it as it explodes seconds before explodes. someone in the crowd through the grenade on to the field no one was hurt and the game was canceled. >> quick thinking, huh? >> the government spending millions of dollars promoting electric cars it turns out that hefty sum may not payoff after all. >> here is diane macedo. >> a new congressional budget office report says by oh 2019 federal policies will end up costing u.s. taxpayers $7.5 billion and yet they will have little to no impact on national gasoline consumption. according to the report about 25 percent of the 7.5 billion will go to consumer tax credits which run as high as 7,500 per electric or hybrid vehicles. compare that
Sep 18, 2012 12:00pm EDT
in the eastern syrian desert by the north koreans. it was destroyed in an israeli airstrike in december of 2007. okay. we really got on to el kabar in the spring of '07. okay. clearly the president really was leaning on us to get the story right. now if you recall the recent history of my agency, okay, in terms of calling balls and strikes about potentially nuclear powers along the euphrates river, we really wanted to get this one right, given the past history, what the iraq national intelligence estimate. so we drilled down on it and in a seminal meeting, kind of pivot point in all this took place in the residence of the white house, not in the oval, because the president obviously wanted to keep this very secret because, if word leaked out we were onto this, you would have the bashar al-assad memorial montessori school and daycare center built right next to the reactor at the speed of light. so you need to keep it secret, okay? so we met off schedule in the yellow room in the upper floor of the residence and the president turns to me, says, mike what do you have? and i said, mr. president, th
Sep 7, 2012 6:00am PDT
for flood damage in the north. he told parliament that officials from the south korean red cross asked north korea to hold working level red cross talks. north korea's state-run media reports that about 500 people died or remain missing as a result of floods caused by heavy rains in june and july. the media also reports that a typhoon last month destroyed about 45,000 hectares of farm land. north korea has recently been increasing its criticism of south korean president lee myung-bak. analysts in seoul say they hope to resume talks through the aid talks. north korea has not yet responded to the request. >>> the latest exercise by south korean security forces is expected to further inflame a diplomatic dispute with japan. soldiers and police are taking part in a drill around takeshima islands in the south china sea. the japanese government claims sovereignty over the islands. south korean military personnel and maritime police are involved in the exercise. the drill is aimed at preventing anyone from trespassing on the islands. south korea staged a similar exercise about twice a year. the las
Sep 2, 2012 4:00pm PDT
having a few drinks. he does remember though that the north korean leader invited him back when ever he wants, claiming that kind of invitation from pyonyang is unprecedented. paula hancocks, cnn. >>> next hour of the cnn >>> next hour of the cnn newsroom begins now. -- captions by vitac -- >>> effective immediately. u.s. special operations have suspended the training of afghan recruits. 14 were killed in august alone. u.s. forces will revet all current members before reinstating the training. >>> in syria, an american journalist is missing. he's 31. a freelance writer from texas. he went to syria to cover the civil war from the perspective of the rebels. no more dispatches from him, pictures or tweets and the u.s. state department is working with a mission to try to get information about him. >>> hazing allegations have forced the the suspension of the clark atlanta university marching band. ♪ a local high school stepped i o to take the band's place at a game last night. clark atlanta school officials have received the allegations, but so far, have not found evidence o
Sep 22, 2012 8:00am PDT
. >> if they would have listened to you, they would have given 98% of small business north koreans a guarantee that taxes wouldn't go up next year by a single dime. it should have gotten done but republicans have refused to budge. they are holding tax cuts for americans hostage.... >> terry: one thing they did accomplish was to pass a bill keeping the federal government running beyond september 30th. >> apple fans finally got their hands on the iphone 5 yesterday. first person in line for the new iphone wasn't there for that. it was someone who paid $1500 to wait there for someone else. he started camping out on monday despite complaints about the new charger and map application, it has been a red hot seller. it is predicted they could sell as many as ten million iphones by the end of this weekend. apple started to collect their one billion copyright infringement against samsung there is apple did copying of its own. swiss federal railway said they hole the rights to the clock icon. they say they are honored that mun day clock design. you see it on youtube and would be happy to let apple to us
Sep 14, 2012 5:00am PDT
pound bag of dog food every two weeks. north koreans had to trade in their minivan and bought a truck. that a big dog. >> kristen: it's been a busy morning for firefighters in the east bay. live at the scene of a fire that came close to burning a business. why investigators are calling the blaze very suspicious. >> eric: plus, a fallen hero. a touching tribute to highway patrol officer kenyon youngstrom. >> big changes in the way leaders will deal with protests. >> a look at high temperatures. mid 50s. up to san francisco, low to mid 70s around the bayshore and 80 necessary a's in the north and south bay. 90s in the inland valleys. rest of the country, 70s and 80s. warmest weather will be southern california, phoenix and 90s and triple-digits. all major airports are running on time. chicago, st. louis and dallas and houston delays could develop there. low clouds here, when they let us know. check out our here you go little man. [ humming ] [ babbling ] the cheerios bandit got you again? [ both laugh ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only,
Sep 17, 2012 5:00am PDT
against north korean missiles not directed at china. analysts say the decision is sure to anger beijing. >>> thousands of chinese rallied against japan in a port city police had to use tear gas and water canyons the dispute is over small islands off taiwan, japan says it intends to buy them from the family who has owned them for decades that says it is part of their territory and wants those islands turned over. >>> anti-american fewery expanding across the muslim world -- fury is expanding across the muslim world this morning. in pakistan, police fired tear gas and cannons on protesters who broke through a barricade near the consulate. u.s. authorities say last week's attack on our consulate in libya was not planned but spontaneous protest that was hijacked by a few heavily armed mobsters. libya's interim president contradicts that suggesting it may have been the work of al-qaeda. >>> we turn things over to meteorologist mike nicco. any 90s today? >> no. . [ unintelligible ] >>> going to be cooler today, satellite radar, plenty of cloud cover this morning, a sign that sea breeze is bac
Sep 21, 2012 5:00am PDT
warning shots over north korean fishing boats right near the border. the fishing boats sailed back over the border. no one was hurt. the two countries have been arguing since the early 1950s. >>> prime minister of libya thinks the attack that killed chris stevens was planned ahead of time. >> i think it is. because the way it has taken place. the way they have done it. this group has planned it. it's not spontaneous thing. he denounced the west for what he called insults to the devine messenger and criticized the respect for freedom of speech. he said that after a week of protests and riots by people that have been angered by the movie innocence of muslims. >>> congress is about to leave washington until after the november election. ktvu alison burns joins us live from our washington, d.c. newsroom where there are critical issues that lawmakers are leaving undone. >> reporter: the spouse is adjourning and senators had hoped to leave by today, but they still have not agreed on a temporary budget to keep the government running for six more months. now that has been held up by fights over
Sep 10, 2012 11:00pm PDT
at them in the way we might look at the north koreans and saddam hussein, when the whole idea, they don't want to be naked. they believe that if, in fact, they have nuclear weapons, nobody is going to attack them. >> although strangely enough just last week you heard what i tie tolah cha mainee said it is against our religion to have nuclear weapons. >> rose: they have been saying that to me for years. i heard the former president say that be, not just ahmadinejad, it's against our religion. >> i heard that and he repeated it again. >> rose: a man who was considered a reformer, right. >> i agree. but it's a tough one and this idea th one y go in and bomb is something that i'm not at all comfortable with. i think they should continue. >> rose: dow understand the israeli fears. >> i understand the israeli fears. >> rose: that it's not so much what they would do, again it's like syria, it's who else might find you know because of who some of their friends are. >> i understand their fears and i understand their anxiety. and the fact that the international community is trying to make sure th
Sep 12, 2012 11:00pm PDT
, for instance when he tried to build a nuclear bomb with north korean help. that shows a basic lack of judgment, so i'm afraid that you may develop a syndrome when the end comes near and then he may send the chemical weapons to the wrong hands, to hazard, or he can use them against his people or against others that i think is one of the nightmare scenarios that people have with regard toyria. >> rose: where are they now, though? you know the country and you know what military people tell you as well. are they safe today? could someone steal them? >> well, "safe is a relative term but they are in the hands of the army and quote/unquote they are safe. but overnight this could change and they could become unsafe. deliberately or not deliberately. >> rose: so there is a need for the united states to exert some... >> leadership. i'm not saying to intervene militarily. i'm not sure that this is necessary. but somebody has to lead the effort to bring this crisis to an end and the united states is not doing that. it's paralyzed by, i think, primarily by the coming elections but also by fear of the unkn
Sep 4, 2012 12:35am EDT
's talk that north korean leader kim jong-un may have a new girlfriend. [ audience oohs ] apparently she already changed her facebook relationship status to "it's forced." and -- [ light laughter ] my girlfriend. this isn't good, you guys. best buy just announced plans to lay off 600 geek squad employees. [ audiences aws ] in response, geek squad employees were like, "phew, good thing i already live with my parents." [ laughter ] that would have been tough. "hey, who moved my bean bag? mom!" i just read that a high school in indiana is requiring every student to buy an ipad instead of using textbooks. that's nothing. in china they require every student to make an ipad, instead of using textbooks. [ light laughter ] we got it easy. and finally, this was scary, over the weekend, a man in massachusetts was chased by a great white shark while he was kayaking for the first time. or as he's now calling it, "kayaking for the last time." we have a great show tonight, give it up for the roots! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] holy moly, moly. we've got a great show tonight, one of our favorites, kelly
Sep 9, 2012 9:30pm EDT
. if they look at the north korean experience, it is a lesson to be learned about what happens if you do proliferate nuclear weapons. i think it is a debate that will continue. quite frankly, i am pessimistic about a diplomatic deal. united states and iran are very far apart on what each can minimally give to the other. that does not necessarily think -- mean i think that there should be an military strike on iran. but there is contention around iran from nuclear program. host: steve cook got his doctorate from the university of pennsylvania. we have this question -- guest: it is an interesting question. the council was of the military and spoke in the name of the military. but there is a difference. i think over the course of 18 months, the senior leadership of the supreme council, the way in which they handled the transition deeply affected the way in which other egyptians viewed those two events. that is separate from the military. and we see egyptians holding in very heart -- high regard as defenders of the chips sovereignty -- egypt's sovereignty, the crossing of the suez canal, the
Sep 11, 2012 2:00am PDT
. >>> north korea agreed to accept relief aid from south korea. the north koreans are reeling from a tropical cyclone that hit last month, killing dozens, leaving 21,000 people homeless. that storm followed devastating floods in july that killed at least 169 people. the u.n. called for emergency help for north korea and the south korea offer was accepted even though these two countries are legally at war. >>> repelling don't ask don't tell has not harmed the u.s. military one year in now. a study by the palm center found the new policy has had no overall negative impact on military readiness, unity, recruitment, retention or morale. the study was co-authored by u.s. military professors. >> >>> britain's prince william and bride kate middleton are beginning a nine-day tour of asia with a visit to singapore today. they're visiting four country as part of the world tour celebrating queen elizabeth's diamond jubilee. kate is reportedly taking more than 30 outfits with her. another day at the office for kate. >>> it is 17 minutes past the hour. we're getting an early read on
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